Opposition Leader calls for JSC on Income Tax Bill

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    The Opposition Leader believes the only way forward for the Income Tax Amendment Bill is a recommitment to a Joint Select Committee.

    The suggestion was given in letter responding to two others written to her previously by Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

    Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar insisted that the Opposition will not support any legislation that does not adequately protect citizens’ rights.

    But she did state a willingness to work together to revise the Bill.

    She believes the JSC will allow them to work out issues raised regarding it, and she sees this as the most sensible and effective manner in which both side can work together to pass good law.